Risky jobs and wage differentials: an indirect test for segregation

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Risky jobs and wage differentials: an indirect test for segregation
Risky jobs and wage differentials: an indirect test for segregation
Vincenzo Carrieri
Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Statistiche, Università Degli Studi di Salerno
Edoardo Di Porto
Dipartimento di Economia e Diritto, Università Di Roma “La Sapienza”
EQUIPPE, Université Lille 1 - Sciences et Technologies
Leandro Elia
Dipartimento di Economia e Statistica, Università Della Calabria
ABSTRACT
Social scientists have developed several indicators to address the existence of segregation processes. This
paper deals with labor market segregation in risky jobs and suggests a simple “indirect way” to detect
segregation based on battery of statistical tests in a well-established microeconomic setting: the theory of
compensating wage differentials. The test is based on matching estimator and Rosenbaum bounds test and
allows detecting segregation while dealing with selection bias that affect standard estimates, commonly
based on OLS. We assess our test to Italian labor market and we detect a strong segmentation in risky jobs.
Workers segregated in risky jobs, according to the theory, earn a lower wage.
Keywords: wage differentials; risky jobs; segregation; propensity score matching, Rosenbaum bound.
JEL Classification: C14; J31; J28; I19

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